Tom Doak’s Confidential Guide to Golf Courses Volume 1 is the book that started a revolution.

Background To The Confidential Guide

As Tom Doak travelled the British Isles, he compiled a confidential guide for his friends, family and those who helped him along the way. In his straightforward manner, Doak explains without any apparent regret, his real opinions on some of the games grandest stages.

Rating Golf Courses & The Doak Scale

The book rates golf courses on the Doak Scale. Possible scores on the scale range from 0 to 10. Anything golf course with a rating of 4 onwards is decent. Golf courses with a score of between 7 and 10 are deemed worthy of every effort to play. Endlessly entertaining, it is the perfect companion before planning the trip of a lifetime. The Guide also contains information on obscure golf courses that you won’t find or see anywhere else.

Tom Doak’s Gourmet Choice

The Gourmet Choice is a list of Tom Doak’s favourite golf courses. Some are expected and others not so much. Among the more surprising choices are Painswick Golf Club and Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club (Mildenhall).

Additional Volumes

There are five volumes of Tom Doak’s Confidential Guide available. Volume 1 focuses on Great Britain (England, Scotland & Wales) and Ireland. The Second Volume focuses on the winter destinations in The Americas, including the Southern States. The Third focuses on summer destinations of The Americas, including Canada. Number 4 focuses on continental Europe, Middle East and Africa. Lastly, Volume 5 focuses on Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

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